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by Gideon Wurdz The FOOLISH DICTIONARY An exhausting work of reference to un-certain English words, their origin, meaning, legitimate and illegitimate use, confused by a few pictures [not included] by WALLACE GOLDSMITH. Executed by GIDEON WURDZ Master of Pholly, Doctor of Loquacious Lunacy, Fellow of the Royal Gibe Society, etc., etc. To MY DOG, Who first heard these lines And didn't run away MAD, I Reverently Dedicate This Tome. "A Fool may give a Wise Man counsel." ABBREVIATIONS. Bet. Between. Dist. Distinguish. Eng. English. Fr. French. Ger. German. Grk. Greek. Lat. Latin. Syn. Synonym. v. i. Verb intransitive. v. t. Verb transitive. It's a long lane that has no ashbarrel. Preface A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X, Y, Z Postage and Postal Information A Few Mythological and Classical Names. Brought down to date in brief Notes by the Editor. Legal and Local Holidays in the United States.